Brighton routs Wolves 6-0 to revive European ambitions

London, April 29 (BNA): Brighton ended a difficult week at its highest level, after defeating Wolverhampton 6-0 in the English Premier League, on Saturday, to revive its hopes of qualifying for a European championship next season.

Deniz Ondev, Danny Welbeck and Pascal Gross scored twice to lead Brighton to a penalty shootout defeat by Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley last weekend and another defeat on Wednesday at Nottingham Forest in the league.

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has made five changes – including resting midfielders Moises Caicedo and Kaoru Mitoma and World Cup winner Alexis McAllister – following his side’s tired performance at Forest and an injection of freshness.

Brighton remain in eighth place but are two points behind Tottenham in fifth place and have two games in hand. A fifth or sixth place finish will guarantee qualification for the Europa League, according to the Associated Press.

Wolves have won three of their last four games, all without concessions, to go a long way to securing their safety in the First Division and looking as if they may have faded unconsciously.

Brighton took the lead in the sixth minute when Ondaff tapped the ball in from Welbeck to score his first league goal in England.


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